SEATTLE (CBS) — If your child has ever bought something on an app without your permission – you may be in luck.

Amazon is now offering refunds to customers for in-app purchases – like upgrades for mobile games – made by children without their parents’ OK.

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The Federal Trade Commission says emails have gone out to eligible consumers. The policy covers $70 million in charges between Nov. 2011 and May 2016.

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Anyone who thinks they might be eligible for a refund but didn’t get an email can go to this link to double check.

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Refund requests can be submitted up until May 28, 2018.

Anyone with questions can call Amazon at 866-216-1072.


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